CLEVELAND (AP) — A 100-mph chase that ended with Ohio troopers crashing into the suspect’s vehicle is under review.
Dashboard camera of the high-speed chase on Feb. 9 between Ohio Highway Patrol troopers and two men will be reviewed to ensure troopers followed pursuit policies, Cleveland.com reported Monday.
Officials said the chase began through two of Cuyahoga County’s highways after the men sped away from a trooper who said he "smelled weed" in their SUV at a rest stop.
The two men now face several felony charges including counterfeiting, identity theft, obstructing official business, fleeing and eluding and tampering with evidence after their arrest earlier this month.
But neither of them have been accused of using or possessing drugs.
While Cleveland’s police department only allows officers to chase suspects of violent crimes, troopers do not have the same restrictions.
Supervisors monitor pursuits and take into account the seriousness of the crime that precipitated the chase, the amount of traffic, road and weather conditions and whether troopers know the identity of the suspects, Lt. Craig Cvetan said.